What Can I Do?

Here are some things that we can all do beginning now, with step by step guidance. (Also, join an Action Group!)

Good things to do now (click to expand)

Sounds almost too simple, but TALK about the climate crisis with your family and friends.
Everything we do counts.
Right now, act to protect Women and Girls: She Decides.
From Medium, a great resource for articles: So, What Can I Do?
Low- and no-cost tips to use less energy (and see if you qualify for a free energy kit!)
Use fewer products containing palm oil. It is in far too many products – learn more
Use alternative weed killers instead of glyphosates
Change behaviors to reduce emissions: Seven Pathways to Achieve Climate Impact
Find your path to advance global regeneration.

Be Prepared for Change (click to expand)
Change is coming, whether we like it or not. However, we can prepare.
Here is excellent advice on a preparedness kit

Deal with your Carbon Footprint (click to expand)
How much do I contribute to climate change? (…also see Berkley’s Calculator)
How can I reduce my carbon footprint?
What are carbon offsets and how do they work?
Where can I buy carbon offsets?
* 11 Best and Popular US Carbon Offset Providers
* Gold Standard
* atmosfair
* Climate Friendly
* Terrapass
* TreeSisters
Make sure your carbon offsets actually do offset carbon. Anyone offering carbon offsets will be certified by rigorous third-party auditors like Green-e (their website also has great info).
Sequester Carbon in Your Own Garden (click to expand)
Complete, in-depth primer in two articles:
1. Backyard Carbon Sequestration Is Something Nearly Everyone Can Do
2. What Does Synthetic Fertilizer Have to Do with It?

And eat better, too!

Even a Small Garden Can Have a Big Effect – excellent resources to empower you to grow your own food
Food Not Lawns – international movement of folks who want to grow edible neighborhoods, build community food security, and thrive

Reduce Carbon—and losses—from Wildfires (click to expand)
Wildfires have many hidden costs – good article for understand their full impact
Wildfires are ruinous – so how to stop them happening in the first place?
Ashland FireWise – how you can reduce risks to your own home
Fire Adapted Communities – how your community can reduce risks
Reducing Fire Risk on Your Forest Property – what to do if you own woodlands
Get trained to reduce the fire danger in public or private forests
Proforestation Mitigates Climate Change and Serves the Greatest Good – how preserving and expanding our existing natural forests is the best solution
Have a Butterfly Garden (click to expand)
Milkweed is the Key. How to get started (Milkweed seeds part 1)
Milkweed seeds part2
Milkweed seeds part3
You must grow 10-20 plants to feed hungry caterpillars for 2-3 weeks. If you only have room for 1 or 2, best to grow any of the wonderful nectar plants like Zinnias instead!
Be Bee Friendly! (click to expand)
Repurpose and Reuse (click to expand)
Freecycle – grassroots and nonprofit movement of local people who are giving (and getting) stuff for free, for reuse and keeping good stuff out of landfills
Nextdoor’s free offerings – offerings from your neighbors
Craigslist’s free offerings – more offerings from your neighbors
Trash Nothing – an alternate interface for existing freecycle groups around the world
Live More Lightly (click to expand)
Going Zero Waste – MANY ways to completely redefine the system, to move to a circular economy and to write waste out of existence. See our Zero Waste page for even more.
Green Groundswell – prolific blog about changing and adopting a sustainable way of living, working, and sharing the earth
No More Disposable Plastic! – how to bring home less disposable plastic
Sustainability Store – free directory dedicated to expanding the market for environmentally and socially responsible products and services
300 ‘How to Guides’ – share more in your community
50 easy hacks to change your life in 2020 – improve your life AND the global climate
Hemp: The Natural Response to Plastic Pollution – NOT to be confused with marijuana, hemp is now legal in the USA, Canada, China, the EU, and elsewhere
Avoid canned air – even the best ones contain difluoroethane, which is 140 times worse than carbon dioxide – the worst ones contain tetrafluoroethane, 1,300 times worse
Compost (click to expand)

 
An important thing we can all do is Reduce Food Waste.

And more – embrace Zero Waste.

Invest in the Future (click to expand)

Zero and Low Cost Actions (click to expand)